Dear Complaint Department (or Dept, as some may call you),
Spent 12 hours today editing my first story for KCPW. So much time I almost wrote this letter in broadcast style (you know, twelve instead of 12, and K-C-P-W). Okay, so some of that time was spent eating, watching a show about Nostradamus on the History Channel, emailing friends, and playing with my dog. But still, I've spent many hours cutting tape, writing, and re-writing the script. And I cannot begin to tell you how many times I've had to re-do the voice-over. It helps to drink warm water, just so you know. I keep waking up in the middle of the night over this. I keep thinking about it. About what I'm missing, who won't talk to me, who has talked to me and what they've said, how to get all that information into three tiny minutes. I've got hours, HOURS, of audio. It all boils down to three little, itsy, bitsy, tiny minutes. So far I've got it down to four (minutes that is). Most everything in there is already my favorite quote, or is perfect right where it is. How can I leave out information the public MUST know? It's my first story and I've worked like a dog for the past three days on this thing. Please, please, please (as in I'm giving myself an ulcer) let it turn out alright.
Thank you and Sincerely,